Asbury Welcomes Families to Reunion 2017
In only three months, Cassie Davis ’02 Corbett will travel with her three children to Wilmore, Ky. for Reunion 2017: Together! at Asbury University, June 22-25.
Returning for their second year to the Asbury's Reunion Youth Program, the kids are thrilled about eating ice cream, watching movies, having devotions and more, and Cassie can’t wait to have conversations with fellow classmates. With programs available for kids of all ages, Reunion will be enjoyable for each family member.
“My kids are anxious to get to the Youth Program every morning, which gives us peace of mind, and we are able to enjoy the other events on campus,” Corbett said. “Reunion allows alumni families to reconnect with their friends and with Asbury, all the while including their children. The Youth Program is like a camp for my kids.”
Preregistration by June 9 is required for the program. Sessions will be open on Friday and Saturday — with an additional Sunday session for the Pre-school, Eagles and Kid's College classes — and kids will engage in a variety of entertaining and age-appropriate activities.
“In the past, we had all the elementary grades together, but this year we are creating a new group called 'Eagles' for grades K-2 and changing Kid’s College to grades 3-5,” said Youth Program Coordinator Kim Spillman. “This creates smaller group sizes and allows the third through fifth grades to use the rock-climbing wall this year, so that will be new and exciting for them. The middle schoolers and the high schoolers will come together on Saturday evening, where they’ll have a devotional and eat s’mores.”
Pre-school (ages birth-pre-school) will enjoy safe indoor and outdoor activities, such as blowing bubbles, playing on a swing, and listening and dancing during story and music times.
Eagles (rising grades K-2) will enjoy multiple activities, such as playing on inflatables and swimming with friends.
Kid’s College (rising grades 3-5) will enjoy various events, such as rock-climbing in the Luce Center, eating ice cream, and watching movies.
Trendsetters (rising grades 6-8) will enjoy riding horses at the Equine Center, swimming at the Luce Center, completing the Rope Challenge Course and rock wall climbing.
College Connection (rising grades 9-12) will enjoy eating pizza, playing games, touring Asbury’s campus, having devotions, and relaxing on a canoe trip on the Dix River. Trip leaders are certified Wilderness First Responders and have canoe instruction and field experience in a variety of wilderness programming.
“Our family did not know how much we had missed out in prior years by not using the Youth Program,” Corbett said. “It gave my kids exposure to Asbury, and the counselors kept my kids engaged and interested.”
— by Jeremy Simmons '18
To learn more about Reunion 2017 and to register, visit: asbury.edu/Reunion.